12,468 children aged up to 14 years were vaccinated of 16,361 unvaccinated children in Skopje. In the remaining public health centers across the country, 7,776 children of 26,495 unvaccinated children were vaccinated. Only with a vaccination rate of over 95 percent, will we provide collective immunity and the spread of the virus among the population will be prevented, member of the Committee for Infectious Diseases at the Ministry of Health, Dr Vladimir Mikic told MIA. The parents, he said, endorsed the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and acknowledged the importance of timely vaccination of children with the MMR vaccine.

All children who are unvaccinated should be immediately vaccinated in order to protect themselves from possible complications, added Dr. Mikic.